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Catalysts are one of the five weapon types that characters can use in Genshin Impact.

Due to their elemental nature, all Normal and Charged Attacks performed with a Catalyst are considered elemental damage. The element of the damage depends on the wielder's Vision. A Catalyst user is commonly called a caster, because of how they "cast" an element onto an enemy.

Most Geo and Pyro Catalyst users' abilities deal increased damage against certain objects, such as Geo Shields and ores, due to them being considered Blunt Attacks.

Normal Attacks

A Catalyst user's Normal Attack can be a single-target or AoE attack, depending on the character. Every attack applies the attacker's element to the target. For example, Lisa emits an Electro charge and Klee throws a Pyro bomb.

Catalyst Normal Attacks can be projectile-based or non-projectile-based. Projectile-based Normal Attacks fire projectiles of various forms that home towards their targets, while non-projectile-based Normal Attacks will hit the target near instantaneously at range. The maximum range of Catalyst Normal Attacks vary greatly between characters. Most Catalyst users utilize 3-hit or 4-hit Normal Attack chains, except Ningguang with a 1-hit chain.

Charged Attacks

Most Catalyst users' Charged Attacks typically consume a certain amount of stamina, before unleashing a more powerful AoE attack centered around the target after a short delay. For example, Klee fires a large bomb and Sucrose blows a powerful gust of wind. However, Ningguang's Charged Attacks deal damage to a single target.

By default, Catalyst Charged Attacks cost 50 stamina each.

Catalyst Characters

Playable Characters

9 Characters match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Element Weapon Region Model Type
Character Barbara Thumb.png Barbara 4 Stars Element Hydro.svg Hydro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Mondstadt Medium Female
Character Klee Thumb.png Klee 5 Stars Element Pyro.svg Pyro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Mondstadt Short Female
Character Lisa Thumb.png Lisa 4 Stars Element Electro.svg Electro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Mondstadt Tall Female
Character Mona Thumb.png Mona 5 Stars Element Hydro.svg Hydro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Mondstadt Medium Female
Character Ningguang Thumb.png Ningguang 4 Stars Element Geo.svg Geo Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Liyue Tall Female
Character Sangonomiya Kokomi Thumb.png Sangonomiya Kokomi 5 Stars Element Hydro.svg Hydro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Inazuma Medium Female
Character Sucrose Thumb.png Sucrose 4 Stars Element Anemo.svg Anemo Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Mondstadt Medium Female
Character Yae Miko Thumb.png Yae Miko 5 Stars Element Electro.svg Electro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Inazuma Tall Female
Character Yanfei Thumb.png Yanfei 4 Stars Element Pyro.svg Pyro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Liyue Medium Female

Upcoming Characters

1 Character matches the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Element Weapon Region Model Type
Character Shikanoin Heizou Thumb.png Shikanoin Heizou 4 Stars Element Anemo.svg Anemo Weapon-class-catalyst-icon.png Catalyst Inazuma

List of Catalysts

26 Weapons match the category selection:

Icon Name Rarity Base ATK (Lv. 90) 2nd Stat (Lv. 90) Passive Ability
Weapon Memory of Dust.png Memory of Dust 5 Stars 46
(608)
ATK 10.8%
(49.6%)
Golden Majesty
Increases Shield Strength by 20~40%. Scoring hits on opponents increases ATK by 4~8% for 8s. Max 5 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s. While protected by a shield, this ATK increase effect is increased by 100%.
Weapon Everlasting Moonglow.png Everlasting Moonglow 5 Stars 46
(608)
HP 10.8%
(49.6%)
Byakuya Kougetsu
Healing Bonus increased by 10~20%, Normal Attack DMG is increased by 1~3.0% of the Max HP of the character equipping this weapon. For 12s after using an Elemental Burst, Normal Attacks that hit opponents will restore 0.6 Energy. Energy can be restored this way once every 0.1s.
Weapon Skyward Atlas.png Skyward Atlas 5 Stars 48
(674)
ATK 7.2%
(33.1%)
Wandering Clouds
Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12~24%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds. which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15s, dealing 160~320% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Weapon Kagura's Verity.png Kagura's Verity 5 Stars 46
(608)
CRIT DMG 14.4%
(66.2%)
Kagura Dance of the Sacred Sakura
Gains the Kagura Dance effect when using an Elemental Skill, causing the Elemental Skill DMG of the character wielding this weapon to increase by 12~24% for 16s. Max 3 stacks. This character will gain 12~24% All Elemental DMG Bonus when they possess 3 stacks.
Weapon Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds.png Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds 5 Stars 46
(608)
CRIT Rate 7.2%
(33.1%)
Boundless Blessing
Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8~16% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
Weapon Blackcliff Agate.png Blackcliff Agate 4 Stars 42
(510)
CRIT DMG 12%
(55.1%)
Press the Advantage
After defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12~24% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.
Weapon The Widsith.png The Widsith 4 Stars 42
(510)
CRIT DMG 12%
(55.1%)
Debut
When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s.
Recitative: ATK is increased by 60~120%.
Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48~96%.
Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240~480.
Weapon Solar Pearl.png Solar Pearl 4 Stars 42
(510)
CRIT Rate 6%
(27.6%)
Solar Shine
Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 20~40% for 6s. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack DMG by 20~40% for 6s.
Weapon Sacrificial Fragments.png Sacrificial Fragments 4 Stars 41
(454)
Elemental Mastery 48
(221)
Composed
After dealing damage to an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40~80% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30~16s.
Weapon Royal Grimoire.png Royal Grimoire 4 Stars 44
(565)
ATK 6%
(27.6%)
Focus
Upon dealing damage to an opponent, increases CRIT Rate by 8~16%. Max 5 stacks. A CRIT hit removes all existing stacks.
Weapon Prototype Amber.png Prototype Amber 4 Stars 42
(510)
HP 9%
(41.3%)
Gilding
Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 4~6 Energy every 2s for 6s. All party members will regenerate 4~6% HP every 2s for this duration.
Weapon Oathsworn Eye.png Oathsworn Eye 4 Stars 44
(565)
ATK 6%
(27.6%)
People of the Faltering Light
Increases Energy Recharge by 24~48% for 10s after using an Elemental Skill.
Weapon Wine and Song.png Wine and Song 4 Stars 44
(565)
Energy Recharge 6.7%
(30.6%)
Ever-Changing
Hitting an opponent with a Normal Attack decreases the Stamina consumption of Sprint or Alternate sprint by 14~22% for 5s. Additionally, using a Sprint or Alternate Sprint ability increases ATK by 20~40% for 5s.
Weapon Mappa Mare.png Mappa Mare 4 Stars 44
(565)
Elemental Mastery 24
(110)
Infusion Scroll
Triggering an Elemental reaction grants a 8~16% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.
Weapon Hakushin Ring.png Hakushin Ring 4 Stars 44
(565)
Energy Recharge 6.7%
(30.6%)
Sakura Saiguu
After the character equipped with this weapon triggers an Electro elemental reaction, nearby party members of an Elemental Type involved in the elemental reaction receive a 10~20% Elemental DMG Bonus for their element, lasting 6s. Elemental Bonuses gained in this way cannot be stacked.
Weapon Frostbearer.png Frostbearer 4 Stars 42
(510)
ATK 9%
(41.3%)
Frost Burial
Hitting an opponent with Normal and Charged Attacks has a 60~100% chance of forming and dropping an Everfrost Icicle above them, dealing 80~140% AoE ATK DMG. Opponents affected by Cryo are dealt 200~360% ATK DMG instead by the icicle. Can only occur once every 10s.
Weapon Favonius Codex.png Favonius Codex 4 Stars 42
(510)
Energy Recharge 10.0%
(45.9%)
Windfall
CRIT hits have a 60~100% chance to generate a small amount of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12~6s.
Weapon Eye of Perception.png Eye of Perception 4 Stars 41
(454)
ATK 12%
(55.1%)
Echo
Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to fire a Bolt of Perception, dealing 240~360% ATK as DMG. This bolt can bounce between opponents a maximum of 4 times. This effect can occur once every 12~8s.
Weapon Dodoco Tales.png Dodoco Tales 4 Stars 41
(454)
ATK 12%
(55.1%)
Dodoventure!
Normal Attack hits on opponents increase Charged Attack DMG by 16~32% for 6s. Charged Attack hits on opponents increase ATK by 8~16% for 6s.
Weapon Magic Guide.png Magic Guide 3 Stars 38
(354)
Elemental Mastery 41
(187)
Bane of Storm and Tide
Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Electro by 12~24%.
Weapon Otherworldly Story.png Otherworldly Story 3 Stars 39
(401)
Energy Recharge 8.5%
(39.0%)
Energy Shower
Each Elemental Orb or Particle collected restores 1~2% HP.
Weapon Emerald Orb.png Emerald Orb 3 Stars 40
(448)
Elemental Mastery 20
(94)
Rapids
Upon causing a Vaporize, Electro-Charged, Frozen, or a Hydro-infused Swirl reaction, increases ATK by 20~40% for 12s.
Weapon Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers.png Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers 3 Stars 39
(401)
HP 7.7%
(35.2%)
Heritage
When switching characters, the new character taking the field has their ATK increased by 24~48% for 10s. This effect can only occur once every 20s.
Weapon Twin Nephrite.png Twin Nephrite 3 Stars 40
(448)
CRIT Rate 3.4%
(15.6%)
Guerilla Tactic
Defeating an opponent increases Movement SPD and ATK by 12~20% for 15s.
Weapon Pocket Grimoire.png Pocket Grimoire 2 Stars 33
(Unreachable)
None None
Weapon Apprentice's Notes.png Apprentice's Notes 1 Star 23
(Unreachable)
None None

Artifacts

The following are artifacts that benefit catalysts. 2 Artifact Sets match the category selection:

Set Rarity Pieces Bonuses
Scholar 3-4★ Scholar's BookmarkScholar's Quill PenScholar's ClockScholar's Ink CupScholar's Lens 2 Piece: Energy Recharge +20%
4 Piece: Gaining Elemental Particles or Orbs gives 3 Energy to all party members who have a bow or a catalyst equipped. Can only occur once every 3s.
Wanderer's Troupe 4-5★ Troupe's DawnlightBard's Arrow FeatherConcert's Final HourWanderer's String-KettleConductor's Top Hat 2 Piece: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
4 Piece: Increases Charged Attack DMG by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or Bow.

Trivia

  • The use of catalysts as weapons is not mentioned in the story.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishCatalyst
Chinese
(Simplified)
法器
Fǎqì
Magic Tool
Chinese
(Traditional)
法器
Fǎqì
Japanese法器
Houki
Korean법구
Beopgu
Magic Tool[• 1]
SpanishCatalizadorCatalyst
FrenchCatalyseurCatalyst
RussianКатализатор
Katalizator
Catalyst
Thaiสื่อเวท
Seu Wet
VietnamesePháp KhíMagic Tool[※]
GermanKatalysatorCatalyst
IndonesianCatalyst
PortugueseCatalisadorCatalyst
  1. Korean: 법구(法具) originally mean tools used in Buddhist rituals.

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 2.5

Version 2.4

  • Enemies will no longer be regarded as targets when they are defeated and thus will not block attacks from some Catalysts.

Version 2.1


Version 2.0


Version 1.6


Version 1.4


Version 1.2


Version 1.1


Version 1.0

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